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Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

Scholarly Publications

Population Sex Imbalance in China before the One Child Policy

April 2017

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Maternal Health Care in India

March 2017

Other Publications

Half-Baked — The Retail Promotion of Marijuana Edibles

March 2015

FSI Fellow Robert MacCoun and co-author Michelle Mello argue for regulation of marijana-infused edible products.

Automating Quality Review For Heart Failure Through a Performance Measurement System

October 2013

News

Paul Wise challenges Just War

April 2017

When one thinks of the casualties of war, it is easy to imagine severed limbs, bullet holes, shrapnel, perhaps even sarin gas or Agent Orange.

Congratulations to the first Stanford Health Policy PhD students to win awards

April 2017

Yiqun Chen and Tess Ryckman are the first students in the Stanford Health Policy PhD program to win research grants.

Task Force: Older men should discuss prostate cancer screening with physicians

April 2017

A panel of experts has released a draft recommendation that men aged 55 to 69 with no sign of prostate cancer should still talk to their physicians about whether they should be screened for the...

Events

RIP: Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia

April 14, 2017

"Billing Irregularities by Health Care Providers: Evidence from Anesthesia" Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

RIP: Kate Bundorf, Maria Polyakova, Ming Tai-Seale

April 14, 2017

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.

Research in Progress (RIP): Michelle Mello, "Patients’ Experiences of Medical Error Disclosure and Reconciliation"

November 3, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Projects

Pigs and Parasites: Developing Interventions to End Cycles of Poverty Caused by Taenia solium and Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis is a neglected infectious disease caused by larval forms of the pig tapeworm, Taenia solium, infecting people's brains.
English

Reducing lead exposure among residents of Bangladesh

Lead is a potent neurotoxin that irreversibly impairs child cognitive development.
English

Watersheds in Infant Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1915

This project explores the first period of decline in infant mortality in the U.S.
English

Multimedia

Jay Bhattacharya discusses health and aging

September 2015

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of Medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member, speaks about the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA).

People

Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Julie Parsonnet Professor, Medicine, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Marcus W. Feldman Professor, Biology
Paul Yock Professor, Medicine, Professor, Bioengineering
Eric Sun Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law